Gateley Plc, the legal business of law-led professional services group Gateley, has partnered with the PGAs of Europe as an official legal supplier.

An association of 36 national PGAs (31 European and five international) with a collective membership in excess of 21,000 golf professionals, the PGAs of Europe is a leading body in the advancement of golf, golfers and the golf profession across Europe.

John Burns, Commerce, Technology and Media partner and Sports Sector head at Gateley Plc, commented: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with PGAs of Europe as they look to develop their already burgeoning membership across the continent and continue to grow as a business.

“We’re looking forward to maintaining our close working relationship with the team and contributing to the continued success of the organisation and its Member Country PGAs.”

Ian Randell, PGAs of Europe Chief Executive, added: “In selecting a partner for legal and business advice, it was important for us to work with people who could assist our development and who share our passion for advancement. Gateley Plc provide clear, pro-active legal advice that really makes the complex simple. This will be invaluable to us.

“Developing relationships such as this has been a logical move in the PGAs of Europe’s advancement as we continually provide various services to our Member Country PGAs, and of course as we grow as a business in our own right.  We look forward to working with the team at Gateley Plc, and promoting and utilising their expert services within our, and our Members’, associations.”

Gateley Plc has a wide range of experience within the sports industry and is the exclusive legal services provider for the Sport and Recreation Alliance. The firm is selected by Sport England, Sport Wales and UK Sport to be on the panel of law firms recommended to provide legal services to the national governing bodies of sport and recreation organisations. Clients include Manchester City FC, Everton FC, the National Football Museum, the International Netball Federation and Lancashire County Cricket Club.